Iowa

The Middle Land

Author: Dorothy Schwieder

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587296765

Category: History

Page: 398

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In this engrossing history of the Hawkeye State, Dorothy Schweider reveals a place of fascinating grassroots politics, economic troubles and triumphs, surprising cultural diversity, and unsung natural beauty. Above all, this is the history of the people of Iowa and the lives they have led—the accomplishments of both ordinary and not-so-ordinary Iowans.
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Iowa's Minerals

Their Occurrence, Origins, Industries, and Lore

Author: Paul Garvin

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609380144

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Iowa

Author: Lori Erickson,Tracy Stuhr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780762724789

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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Dedicated to travelers with a taste for the unique, these easy-to-use, state-by-state guides will help readers discover the hidden places that most tourists miss -- shining the spotlight squarely on the offbeat. If it is funky, funny, little known, or out of the way, it will probably be found in Off the Beaten Path "RM." This series covers every state in the United States plus Washington, D.C., the Maritime Provinces, British Columbia, Quebec, Puerto Rico, and selected cities such as Boston and Chicago. Explore the Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs, a butterfly and insect collection at the Porter House Museum in Decorah, and thousands of statues -- from small turtles to 2,500-pound lions -- at Zimmerman Lawn Ornaments in Langworthy.
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Iowa History Reader

Author: Marvin Bergman

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609380118

Category: History

Page: 470

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In 1978 historian Joseph Wall wrote that Iowa was “still seeking to assert its own identity. . . . It has no real center where the elite of either power, wealth, or culture may congregate. Iowa, in short, is middle America.” In this collection of well-written and accessible essays, originally published in 1996, seventeen of the Hawkeye State’s most accomplished historians reflect upon the dramatic and not-so-dramatic shifts in the middle land’s history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Marvin Bergman has drawn upon his years of editing the Annals of Iowa to gather contributors who cross disciplines, model the craft of writing a historical essay, cover more than one significant topic, and above all interpret history rather than recite it. In his preface to this new printing, he calls attention to publications that begin to fill the gaps noted in the 1996 edition. Rather than survey the basic facts, the essayists engage readers in the actual making of Iowa’s history by trying to understand the meaning of its past. By providing comprehensive accounts of topics in Iowa history that embrace the broader historiographical issues in American history, such as the nature of Progressivism and Populism, the debate over whether women’s expanded roles in wartime carried over to postwar periods, and the place of quantification in history, the essayists contribute substantially to debates at the national level at the same time that they interpret Iowa’s distinctive culture.
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Iowa's Geological Past

Three Billion Years of Earth History

Author: Wayne I. Anderson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587292675

Category: History

Page: 440

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Iowa's rock record is the product of more than three billion years of geological processes. The state endured multiple episodes of continental glaciation during the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the last glacier retreated from Iowa a mere (geologically speaking) twelve thousand years ago. Prior to that, dozens of seas came and went, leaving behind limestone beds with rich fossil records. Lush coal swamps, salty lagoons, briny basins, enormous alluvial plains, ancient rifts, and rugged Precambrian mountain belts all left their mark. In "Iowa's Geological Past, " Wayne Anderson gives us an up-to-date and well-informed account of the state's vast geological history from the Precambrian through the end of the Great Ice Age. Anderson takes us on a journey backward into time to explore Iowa's rock-and-sediment record. In the distant past, prehistoric Iowa was covered with shallow seas; coniferous forests flourished in areas beyond the continental glaciers; and a wide variety of animals existed, including mastodon, mammoth, musk ox, giant beaver, camel, and giant sloth. The presence of humans can be traced back to the Paleo-Indian interval, 9,500 to 7,500 years ago. Iowa in Paleozoic time experienced numerous coastal plain and shallow marine environments. Early in the Precambrian, Iowa was part of ancient mountain belts in which granite and other rocks were formed well below the earth's surface. The hills and valleys of the Hawkeye State are not everlasting when viewed from the perspective of geologic time. Overall, Iowa's geologic column records an extraordinary transformation over more than three billion years. Wayne Anderson's profusely illustrated volume provides a comprehensive and accessible survey of the state's remarkable geological past.
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The Iowa State Constitution

Author: Jack Stark

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199779147

Category: Law

Page: 198

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"The Iowa State Constitution is the first comprehensive analysis of the Iowa Constitution and its individual provisions. In it, Jack Stark presents a comprehensive overview of Iowa's constitutional historical development and discusses cases of particular importance. Also included are a bibliographic essay, table of cases, tables relating to constitutional conventions and amendments, and a general index, offering significant sources for further study. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important new series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these importantpolitical documents"--
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Iowa City

Author: Bob Hibbs

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738584027

Category: History

Page: 127

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After raucous times on the western frontier during the 1840s and 1850s, Iowa City settled into a relatively sleepy existence while its principal industry, the University of Iowa, was finding its way from obscurity into an important Iowa resource. Its once-too-small-to-succeed university hospital has blossomed into a medical and economic powerhouse. Research in widely varied fields, from space science to microbiology, finds fertile grounds and minds. Big Ten football beckons on fall Saturdays.
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Iowa

The Home for Immigrants, Being a Treatise on the Resources of Iowa, and Giving Useful Information with Regard to the State, for the Benefit of Immigrants and Others. Pub. by Order of the Iowa Board of Immigration

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iowa

Page: 96

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